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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:11:00 EST
Area school districts' policies regarding faculty social media usage
In the aftermath of the Prosser School District social media posting incidents, reporter Rex Carlin decided to look into other area school districts to see what their policies are in regards to faculty social media usage. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:50:00 EST
Second Prosser School District employee placed on administrative leave
A second Prosser School District employee is now on paid administrative leave in the aftermath of controversial Facebook posts both employees made last week, regarding undocumented immigrants and the "Day Without Immigrants". 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:22:00 EST
Richland police still looking for suspect following shot fired call
Richland police officers have arrested two men in connection with a shooting that happened near the Creekside Apartments today. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:50:00 EST
Savings possible by shutting down nuclear power plant
A new study says Pacific Northwest ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region's only commercial nuclear power plant and replace its output with renewable energy. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:42:00 EST
OSP traffic stop results in 13.2 lb. methamphetamine seizure
On Monday, February 20th, 2017 at approximately 1:45PM, an OSP Trooper stopped a 1999 Ford Expedition eastbound on I-84 near MP 71 for a traffic violation. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:07:00 EST
First grade teacher wins Classroom Makeover
It's time again for another Classroom Makeover surprise! This time we stopped by Canyon View Elementary School in Kennewick. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:06:00 EST
Environmental groups challenge Ecology’s new permits for industrial dairies
On February 17th, 2017, a coalition of environmental groups filed an appeal with the Washington state Pollution Control Hearings Board challenging the Department of Ecology’s waste discharge permits for concentrated animal feeding operations. 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:06:00 EST
Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation Annual Fundraising Breakfast
Thursday, March 16th the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation will host its 17th Annual Fundraising Breakfast at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. .

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:01:00 EST
Good Shepherd Health Care System gives $500,000 donation
Romance, love, chocolate, roses, and lavish gifts are all things that come to mind when thinking of Valentine’s Day – and for the Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation (GSCHF) the lavish gift which they received will keep on giving for years to come! 

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:58:00 EST
Assistant Principal named Woman of Distinction
Shawnta DiFalco, assistant principal at Carmichael Middle School, has been named a Woman of Distinction by Washington State University Tri-Cities.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:51:00 EST
Firefighters work to put out industrial fire in Stanfield
An industrial fire kept firefighters busy in Stanfield Tuesday morning. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:12:00 EST
New house bill proposes lowering legal blood alcohol content
A house bill in the state legislature is proposing to cut the legal blood alcohol content limit in drivers throughout the state. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:58:00 EST
Drivers should prepare for delays east of Snoqualmie Pass due to closures
Drivers should prepare for delays east of Snoqualmie Pass next week due to single-lane daytime closures and full nighttime closures of Interstate 90. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:39:00 EST
Why washing your hands is beneficial to your health
Flu season is in full swing, and the vaccine looks like it's protecting about only half of us from infection. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:35:00 EST
How flooding has affected Franklin County
The Franklin County Board of Commissioners declared a county-wide emergency today due to the damage caused by flooding, destroying various county roads. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:08:00 EST
Business Spotlight: Al Basha Kabab
In today's business spotlight, reporter Crystal Garcia checked out a new restaurant offering food unlike what the Tri-Cities is used to. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:05:00 EST
Garrison Middle School counselor named WA School Counselor of the Year
Washington School Counselor Association named Garrison Middle School Counselor Angela Gardea the School Counselor of the Year for 2016. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:08:00 EST
Police looking for suspects involved in Sunday night shooting
Police are looking for two suspects they say were involved in a shooting Sunday night. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST
National Love Your Pet Day Slideshow
Check out this slideshow of pet pictures our viewers sent in for National Love Your Pet Day! Thank you to all of those who submitted photos!

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:14:00 EST
The Ancient One finally laid to rest again
The Ancient One has been reburied after twenty years of court challenges and scientific study. In 1996, two young men inadvertently discovered human remains along the Columbia River in Kennewick, WA and reported their find to local authorities.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:14:00 EST
Education on the Edge Part 1: Superintendent Discussion
A local school district is overcoming obstacles virtually no other school district in the state of Washington has to face, with the highest rate of 'English as a second language' students. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:11:00 EST
Education on the Edge Part 2: Interactive Teaching
In our continuing series this week, Wahluke School District teachers get creative to make sure their students - many of whom are still learning English at some level - don't become disengaged with school in the process. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:09:00 EST
Education on the Edge Part 3: Wahluke's struggles to hire and keep teachers
What gets Mattawa teachers up every morning? It's the kids. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:07:00 EST
Education on the Edge Part 4: Academy program helps English proficiency
The Wahluke School District has the highest percentage of English language learners in the state. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:51:00 EST
How area flooding has affected some locals' daily lives
We're all glad that it's starting to warm up around here, but all this warm weather doesn't come without its own challenges. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:40:00 EST
Education on the Edge Part 5: Wahluke's migrant education program
For part 5 of Education on the Edge, reporter Rex Carlin shares one of Wahluke's bigger challenges: working with students whose families migrate on a regular basis. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:02:00 EST
Pregnant woman hit by car in Richland
A 29-year-old woman who is 14 weeks pregnant was hit by a car a little after noon today. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:54:00 EST
Slow but steady progress being made at the wine village
Winter weather has definitely gotten in the way this year, especially for certain construction projects around the area. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:46:00 EST
Hearing loss on the rise for younger generations
A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 20% of people in their 20s have some level of hearing loss and they don't even know it. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:46:00 EST
Local winery hosts heart health event
This month is American Heart Month, all about heart health. One local winery is hosting an event to help bring awareness to our community, and reporter Crystal Garcia looked into it. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:57:00 EST
Richland company agrees to $36,400 penalty
A Richland company, Perma-Fix Northwest, has agreed to pay a $36,400 penalty for improperly handling mixed dangerous and radioactive waste. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:55:00 EST
Thousands sign petition for better protection of vulnerable adults from financial exploitation
Washington State is one of only 13 states without a criminal statute for the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:50:00 EST
Hanford High School varsity cheer squad places second at nationals
The Hanford High School varsity cheer squad earned Second Place in the Non-Tumbling Super Large Division at the National High School Cheerleading Championship February 11th-12th in Orlando, Florida.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:45:00 EST
Outside threat puts Washington Elementary on lock down Friday morning
Around 7:40 Friday morning, two Washington students reported seeing a man with a firearm on the levy several blocks from the school.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:35:00 EST
Charges filed in fatal Hwy. 12 crash from August
A Walla Walla man is now facing charges for a head-on crash that killed a 17-year-old girl on Highway 12 in August. 

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Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:01:00 EST
Early morning condominium fire under investigation
Fire crews were busy putting out a fire at a condominium complex in Walla Walla. 

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:02:00 EST
A day without immigrants
Thousands of immigrants and supporters around the country took part in a national day without immigrants.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:14:00 EST
Grant PUD effectively restores power following substation explosion
Many people were without power after a substation explosion in Ephrata. 

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:01:00 EST
15 feet of road washed away in Adams County
A road in Adams County washed out early Thursday morning, sending an SUV plummeting into rushing water below.  

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:45:00 EST
Owner of Arlene's Flowers loses Supreme Court case
Finally, a decision has been made today in a case we've been following for years.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:47:00 EST
Autopsy conducted on body found under bridge during inspection
On February 15th at about 11:00 a.m., Yakima County Sheriff’s Office investigators were notified of a deceased female that had been located under a bridge at Highway 97 at milepost 58.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:25:00 EST
CRIME STOPPERS: Daniel Lee Gunderson aka "Saint"/"Texas"
Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers is looking for a Daniel Lee Gunderson aka "Saint"/"Texas". 

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:58:00 EST
WA Congressional Delegation pledges to work with President Trump to support PNNL
Today, Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA), U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) were joined by Representatives Adam Smith (D-WA), Rick Larsen (D-WA), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Denny Heck (D-WA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) on a letter to President Donald Trump outlining the national benefits of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ...

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:43:00 EST
Sculpture exhibit in Kennewick honoring black heroes during Black History Month
There is a special exhibit inside You and I Framing and Gallery thanks to local artist Michael Salazar. 

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:38:00 EST
AG Ferguson: President Trump concedes defeat
Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared victory in State v. Trump, in light of the U.S. Department of Justice’s filing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:20:00 EST
Student expelled after police recover BB gun pistol in locker
On February 16th, the Prosser Police Department responded to a report of an air soft pistol in a locker at the Housel Middle School. 

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:19:00 EST
Masons honor local law enforcement officers
Four local law enforcement officers were honored last night during a ceremony at the Masonic Temple. 

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:19:00 EST
Richland woman booked for vehicular assault after Thursday morning crash
Washington State Patrol is investigating a head on collision that closed part of State Route 240 for a couple hours early Thursday morning. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:08:00 EST
West Richland man sentenced to 78 months imprisonment for travel for sex with minor
Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Dale H. Weber, age 53, of West Richland, Washington, was sentenced today for one count of Travel in Interstate Commerce for the Purpose of Engaging in a Sexual Act With a Minor. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:25:00 EST
Connell man accused of stabbing five-year-old niece
A 32-year-old Connell man is sitting in the Franklin County Jail on a 72-hour hold for allegedly stabbing his five-year-old niece with a kitchen knife. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:17:00 EST
How to give the most for least when it comes to pet food donations
We're more than halfway through our pet food drive that's been going on all month. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:46:00 EST
8-year-old rescued after being pinned under SUV for an hour
An 8-year-old boy is at a Seattle hospital after he was trapped under an SUV this morning.

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:39:00 EST
Senate passes Walsh bill expanding education programs for prison inmates
A bill offering new educational opportunities for prison inmates passed the state Senate Wednesday, allowing community and technical colleges to expand two-year degree programs in Washington prisons. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:19:00 EST
Pasco company one of three companies penalized for lack of permits
This week, state regulators took action against three residential moving companies that have been operating without permits in Washington. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:13:00 EST
Kilmer & Newhouse reintroduce bill to fix veterans healthcare system mismanagement issues
U.S. Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) reintroduced legislation to force the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to move forward on fixes to its mismanagement issues. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:28:00 EST
A day in the life of Pasco detectives
On a day to day basis, the local law enforcement we see are those patrolling the community, part of a whole department working to keep all of us safe. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:22:00 EST
Look out for these online fashion scams
Within the past year Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest has recorded 45 online clothes and apparel shopping scams with an estimated $5,500 lost. 

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Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:09:00 EST
Learn about giving the gift of life on National Donor Day
In order to bring awareness to the importance of organ donors, reporter Crystal Garcia looked into one man's story of how it has affected his life. 

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:19:00 EST
Two shot in gang-related incident
YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday, around 1:50 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to Jacks-Son's Sports Bar on South 48th Avenue, in regards to a shooting. 

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:57:00 EST
Walla Walla Veterans Home Grand Opening
WALLA WALLA, WA.-- On Saturday, Governor Jay Inslee, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and a number of other notable figures joined veterans and non-veterans alike in putting their hands together for the brand new Walla Walla Veterans Home.      

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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:55:00 EST
Arrests made after attempted home invasion
YAKIMA, WA.-- On Sunday morning around 4:40 am, Yakima Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of South 46th Avenue in Yakima, for a home invasion robbery.

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:49:00 EST
Protesters & Supporters of Planned Parenthood Rally In Washington
KENNEWICK, WA.--  Groups of people protested Planned Parenthood around the country on Saturday. One protest happened in the Tri-Cities, but Planned Parenthood supporters also showed up. The two-sided rally took place at the intersection of Columbia Center Blvd and Canal Drive, just blocks away from the Planned Parenthood building in Kennewick.  Both sides remained peaceful as they supported their beliefs. 

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Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:39:00 EST
Mysterious sinking boat towed to shore
KENNEWICK, WA.--  A boat floating down the Columbia River has finally been towed to shore after more than a week. 

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Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:11:00 EST
Safely saving with Rx Coupons
TRI-CITIES, WA.-- Whether you have insurance or not, if you find yourself spending hundreds of dollars at the pharmacy, you might want to look into prescription coupons.

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Sat, 4 Feb 2017 21:30:00 EST
Getting concerned about gym germs
KENNEWICK, WA.-- We go to the gym to be healthy, but if you're not following these simple steps, the gym might just become more harmful than helpful.  

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:42:00 EST
Neighbors helping neighbors in times of tragedy
Around 2:30 AM Sunday morning, firefighters were called out to a house on the corner of W Sylvester Street and Road 46 for a fire that began from a heat lamp inside of an outdoor doghouse. 

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 21:19:00 EST
If you have respiratory problems, be careful of stagnant air
PACIFIC NORTHWEST-- Right now, scientists in Washington are analyzing the data from an ozone study here in the Tri-Cities. Over the summer, they determined that the levels of ozone in the air were too high for the population size. But we spoke to those same scientists this week, who told us that while ozone is a problem, it is a summer problem.  However, just because we're in the middle of winter doesn't mean we're out of the woods just yet. 

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Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:52:00 EST
Schools decide what to do with their snow days
NBC RIGHT NOW -- Along with the agendas on their own calendars, schools making up for snow days have to follow state education laws as well.  In Washington, schools are technically supposed to have one hundred and eighty days worth of school. 

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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:54:00 EST
Local Partnership Nets Big Results
Biofuels from corn, or even cooking oil, have been gaining popularity the past several years. Now, a partnership with a local brewery could mean a breakthrough for the future of renewable energy.  It's all part of a Department of Energy project and 150 pounds of spent grain donated by Kennewick's Ice Harbor Brewery.  The study was recently published in the ACS chemistry and engineering scientific journal, but the gist of it in simple English is this:  when biofuel is cr...

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:10:00 EST
Selah High School students talk about their inauguration trip
From one Washington to another: nineteen students and two teachers from Selah High School traveled to D.C. to witness the presidential inauguration.

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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:04:00 EST
Community marches in solidarity with Women's March on Washington
RICHLAND, WA.-- Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at John Dam Plaza for a Women's March around Richland in, aligned with the Women's March On Washington that same day.

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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:44:00 EST
Commission updates Columbia River salmon policy
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission today voted to implement the next phase of the state's reform policy on Columbia River salmon management, including updates to provisions for fall chinook salmon. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:30:00 EST
Confluent Space first annual 24-hour paint-a-thon
RICHLAND, WA.-- While we're seeing a blanket of white on the ground, one group of people in Richland is spending twenty-four hours immersed in color.

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:24:00 EST
Man rescued from PHS roof
PASCO, WA.-- Another snowy rescue today, but this one, from the roof of Pasco High School. A man was on top of the roof, cleaning off snow, when fire crews say he had a medical emergency. 

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Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:21:00 EST
Multiple people stranded after getting stuck on county roads
BENTON COUNTY, WA.-- We've had hundreds of collisions called in due to the large amounts of snow on the ground. But lately, the Benton County Roads Department is also being kept busy pulling people, and their cars out of snow drifts on county roads. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:04:00 EST
Signs and symptoms of the mumps virus
While the flu has certainly been present this season, healthcare officials in the Tri-Cities are now urging residents to also be on the lookout for the mumps. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:48:00 EST
Family and friends of Dylan Bolt gather to give cheers of remembrance
Today was Dylan Bolt's funeral in Prosser, and after the service, friends, family, and the community gathered at one of his favorite places to remember him.

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:28:00 EST
West Benton firefighter offers snowplowing service in honor of two Prosser men lost
A West Benton firefighter is giving his time to a mourning community in honor of the two local young men whose lives were lost. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:54:00 EST
Winter weather halts KID canal lining progress
For months now, the Kennewick Irrigation District has been working on strengthening the city's canals. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:18:00 EST
Local entrepreneur offers private snowplow service
While most of us are wishing the temperatures would rise and the snow would melt, that's not true for everyone here in the Tri-Cities. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:37:00 EST
Newhouse votes in favor of first step to repeal Obamacare
Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after supporting House passage of S. Con. Res. 3, the FY17 Budget Resolution. 

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Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:08:00 EST
Snow hero too kind: retired snowplow driver clears neighborhood sidewalks
Earlier today on Facebook we asked viewers to comment on a post and tell us who their snow heroes are. 

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